A Primer on Business Ethics / Edition 1

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Overview

A Primer on Business Ethics is an accessibly written, engaging introduction to the fundamental questions of business ethics, for use in the undergraduate classroom. Machan and Chesher approach the business enterprise in a friendly, pro-business spirit, and identify the virtue of prudence as its moral foundation. Various branches of business including advertising, financial services, management, employment, corporate ethics, responsibilities of corporate management, public policy matters, and political economy are considered at length. The book is supplemented with an overview of various moral and political theories relevant to the subject matter, as well as a collection of useful case studies to inspire further discussion.

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Written with friendly approach, pro-business spirit. The book is supplemented with an overview of various moral and political theories relevant to the subject matter and a collection of useful case studies that inspire further discussion. The book can also be used as a text for teaching business ethics.
CHOICE
Wonderfully provocative. It includes two helpful appendixes: a brief review of moral and political theory, and a helpful guide to case study formulation and analysis. Recommended.
Nicholas Capaldi
Machan's book is an unabashed celebration of commercial society. It is a welcome addition to a literature that is too often anti-business.
Professor Alberto Benegas-Lynch
The authors of this book convey the essence of classical liberalism to the business world: powerful arguments in a graceful style.
Charles W. Baird
This is a lively, provocative, and thoughtful exposition and defense of the moral legitimacy of the enterprise of business. I have been looking for a good text to use in teaching business ethics. This is a great one. It could not have come along at a better time.
Nicholas Rescher
A Primer on Business Ethics is a clear and lively text dealing with fundamental issues. It is well written and takes the important problems into account. It makes a good text for a basic undergraduate course in business ethics thanks to its engaging style.
Douglas B. Rasmussen
Finally we have a well-organized and clearly written work that distinguishes 'business ethics' from 'business bashing.' A Primer on Business Ethics challenges the assumptions of critics and defenders of business alike. This brave and thoughtful work is excellent for the classroom—it both assists the beginner and engages the expert.
Thomas Magnell
For those predisposed to view commerce with suspicion, this book will cause some face-scrunching. Machan and Chesher offer pointed discussions of business ethics, even as they eschew business-bashing. That is all the more reason to read this philosophically well-grounded, stimulating book.
B. Barbara Boerner
A conceptual, pithy, philosophical work. The Appendix A (Moral and Political Theories in Brief) provides a solid foundation for those business students who have not yet studied philosophy and an effective review for those who have.
Richard A. Barker
A remarkably enlightened approach to understanding business ethics.
Harold C. Warlick
An excellent primer that introduces the subject and provides students with a clear and well-organized view of the major issues/concepts in business ethics.
Choice
Wonderfully provocative. It includes two helpful appendixes: a brief review of moral and political theory, and a helpful guide to case study formulation and analysis. Recommended.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780742513891
  • Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
  • Publication date: 11/15/2002
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 272
  • Product dimensions: 5.84 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.62 (d)

Meet the Author

Tibor R. Machan is professor emeritus of philosophy at Auburn University and currently Distinguished Fellow and Freedom Communications Professor of Business Ethics and Free Enterprise at Chapman University. James E. Chesher is assistant professor of philosophy at Santa Barbara City College.

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Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Introduction: A Potpourri of Business Ethics Issues Chapter 2 Business Ethics—True and False Chapter 3 Capitalism Chapter 4 Self-Interest, Egoism, and Business Chapter 5 Employment Ethics Chapter 6 Advertising and Ethics Chapter 7 Capitalism and Racial Justice Chapter 8 Professional Responsibilities of Corporate Managers Chapter 9 What is Morally Right with Insider Trading? Chapter 10 Fundamental Environmentalism Chapter 11 Bribes and Kickbacks Chapter 12 Why Globalization is Good Chapter 13 Epilogue Chapter 14 Appendix A: Moral and Political Theories in Brief Chapter 15 Case Studies

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